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Cass J Grandone, Mark Pierce, Ilya Ratner, Jeanine T Douglas: Adaptive scheduling system and method for a biological analyzer with reproducible operation time periods. Abbott Laboratories, Richard D Schmidt, January 25, 1994: US05282149 (49 worldwide citation)

A biological sample analyzer, and a method and system for operation thereof, wherein instrument systems used to perform an assay of each of the biological samples loaded into the analyzer are operated in accordance with a schedule developed by a scheduler routine. The scheduler routine determines a ...


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Mark C Bach, Daniel Bay, Michael K Carter, John M Clemens, Daniel G Dahlke, Charles M Galitz, Robert C Gray, Folim Halaka, Steve Herchenbach, Ronald E Kukla, Curtis J Pepe, Mark Pierce, Scott G Safar, Julius Toth, Gary Zuck: Structure and method for performing a determination of an item of interest in a sample. Abbott Laboratories, Paul D Asger, David J Schodin, July 2, 2002: US06413780 (39 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a determination of an item of interest in a sample using a single structure is disclosed. A sample is provided accessible to the single structure. A first container for processing the sample is placed in a first process path on the single structure. The sample is transferred t ...


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George B Duke Jr, S Mark Pierce: Lounge chair cover. B P Fishburne Jr, November 19, 1985: US04553785 (38 worldwide citation)

A readily removable and washable cover for a beach lounge chair includes opposing end pockets which are slipped over cantilevered ends of the lounge chair. Between the end pockets is a contiguous panel which covers the seat area of the lounge chair. Depending free-hanging skirt portions on opposite ...


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Sherman B Frederick, Mark D Kinter, Richard Mark Pierce: Sweeper conveyor overflow and leakage recycling ramp. Tennant Company, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, February 27, 2001: US06192542 (23 worldwide citation)

A wheel supported sweeping machine includes a hopper which is movable between operating and non-operating positions and a conveyor which is adjacent the hopper and is similarly movable between a lower operating position and a raised non-operating position. There is a cylindrical brush mounted on the ...


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Guy Vachon Laborde, David Mark Pierce, Andreas Peter Haub, Stefan Romainczyk, Helmut J Helpenstein: Optimized storage for measurement data. National Instruments Corporation, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Jeffrey C Hood, Jason L Burgess, March 13, 2007: US07191184 (19 worldwide citation)

A system and method for storing measurements. Each measurement may include bulk data and attribute data. The bulk data and the attribute data may be stored using different storage mechanisms. In one embodiment, relational database technology may be used to store the attribute data. Relational databa ...


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David Mark Pierce, Maxim Mark Tomashevsky, Anthony George Roach: System and method for a shared memory architecture for high speed logging and trending. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, June 1, 2004: US06745175 (11 worldwide citation)

An improved method and system for high speed logging and trending of data. Logging of data may include: receiving data; and storing the data, and an index to the data, in a shared memory location coupled to a database. Trending of data may include: retrieving requested data from the shared memory lo ...


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Michael Massoud Hajjatie, Harry Charles Kominski III, Mark Daniel Aspengren, Mark Pierce Clarkson, Constance Lynn Frank Lockhart: Process for preparing calcium thiosulfate solution. Tessenderlo Kerley, Banner & Witcoff, January 10, 2006: US06984368 (7 worldwide citation)

An efficient process to produce calcium thiosulfate (CaS2O3) from lime, sulfur and oxygen is described. By selecting appropriate process conditions such as mole ratios of lime to sulfur, temperature and pressure of the reaction process and the oxidation conditions, including rate and duration, the c ...


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David Mark Pierce, Dudley Wayne Fox Jr: System and method for modular storage of measurement streams using a hierarchy of stream-processing objects. National Instruments Corporation, Jeffrey C Hood, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, April 13, 2004: US06721677 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for modular storage of measurement streams using a hierarchy of stream-processing objects. A first application may log measurement data of a plurality of data types to a shared memory location on a first computer, independent of the data type. Both the data and an index to the da ...


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Terri B Sebree, Mark Pierce, Carol O Neill: Methods for iontophoretically treating nausea and migraine. NuPathe, McCarter & English, Danielle L Herritt, September 30, 2014: US08845612 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating nausea and migraine by iontophoretically administering triptan compounds are provided.


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